Today Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed another team that will be available in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions.
After a couple of completely new teams, we finally get to take a look at a classic entry, the French Junior Youth.
Among the players showcased in the new screenshots are well-known faces El Cid Pierre an Louis Napoleon, alongside a new player, Jean-Laurent Pierre. Obviously, everuone in France is named Pierre, didn’t you know?
A defender of the team representing French Junior Youth.
He was chosen in a newly-held representative selection that aimed to enhance defense, the weakness of France. He is small but excels others when it comes to 1 vs 1.
El Cid Pierre
A midfielder who is the captain of the team representing French Junior Youth.
He is a strong player called a “Field Artist” due to his elegant ball handling. He symbolizes the team with great captainship and all-round abilities in offense and defense.
A forward of the team representing French Junior Youth.
He has such a bad temper and is so problematic that he was suspended, but he is a top talent in soccer. He scores lots of goals utilizing his powerful shot with a special rotation effect.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is currently developed by Tamsoft, and it will release for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC worldwide in 2020.
If you want to see more, you can enjoy the first screenshots and artwork, more screenshots, the first trailer, the second trailer, a comment from the series’ creator, the first gameplay, another look at the game, a few recent screenshots showing members of other national teams, a trailer showing off the German team, one focusing on the American team, and one on Senegal.
While the franchise is certainly very well known, not everyone is familiar with it, as its popularity varies a lot from region to region.
While In North America the original Captain Tsubasa anime never rose to the same prominence, I don’t think I’m exaggerating by arguing that in many European and Latin American countries (and of course, Japan) almost every kid who grew up in the past forty years knows about it.